Nuxt.js is the most intuitive frontend framework build upon Vue.js that offers variety of development features. It combines the power of Vue.js with its server-side rendering features and offers various other functionalities like managing meta tags, improved SEO, and automatically generated routes. It is possible to develop a complete Vue.js client-side rendering application, a monolith application, and a comprehensive static application.
Nuxt.js abstracts most of the complex configurations involved in managing middleware, asynchronous data, and routing. While helping in the formation of Vue.js application structure according to the industry-standards, it is also used for creating simple to enterprise-level Vue.js applications.
The goal of Nuxt.js is for it to be flexible enough for website developers to use as the main project base. Mostly, Nuxt.js is used for the development of web applications; you get a lot of features like:
Develop Universal Web Applications Hassle-Free
Statistically Render Vue.js Applications And Gain The Benefits of Universal Application Without a Server
Get Automatic Code-Splitting For a Stable Version of Your Website
Use Starter Template For Setting-Up The Command-Line
Gives You a Great Project Structure And Setup By Default
For Easy Development, Setup An Auto-Updating Server
Nuxt.js and Vue.js handle logic very differently as Vue.js is always running on the client-side, whereas, Nuxt.js on client-side can cause major problems in some cases. If you select a DOM element right after the application is loaded, it might happen that the application is running on the Node.js side. And, there is of course no DOM elements present in the Node.js side.
The same is bound to happen while accessing a browser’s local storage. The main reason why Nuxt.js is using cookies over local storage is because the cookies are always accessible. As Vue.js is always running on the client-side, we don’t have to bother with those kinds of potential problems.
Nuxt.js has a globally accessible object called the “PROCESS” which indicates whether we are currently running on the client side or the server side. The logic behind the code is mainly focused on managing the socket connection. If we are running on the server, we do not want to update the DOM on receiving socket events as there is no DOM on the server side. Nuxt.js generates its own router based on the folder structure, while with Vue.js it must be done manually. This makes Nuxt.js a very powerful framework with many useful features that makes the development of front-end applications easier and faster.